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Rachel B Brandstadter

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology, Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center
Department: Neurology

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3400 Spruce Street, 3 West Gates Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Bachelor (Bachelor of Science)
Cornell University, 2008.
Doctoral (Doctor of Medicine)
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 2012.
Post-Graduate Training
Medicine Internship, Department of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 2012-2013.
Neurology Residency, Department of Neurology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 2013-2016.
Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship, Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis, Department of Neurology, Mount Sinai Hospital , 2016-2018.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, certification in Neurology, 2016.
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Selected Publications

Rachel Brandstadter, Michelle Fabian, Victoria Leavitt, Stephen Krieger, Anusha Yeshokumar, Ilana Katz Sand, Sylvia Klineova, Claire S Riley, Christina Lewis, Gabrielle Pelle, Fred D Lublin, Aaron E Miller, James F Sumowski: Word-finding difficulty is a prevalent disease-related deficit in early multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis Journal 26(13): 1752-1764, Nov 2019.

Rachel Brandstadter, Ilana Katz Sand, James F Sumowski: Beyond rehabilitation: A prevention model of reserve and brain maintenance in multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis Journal 25(10): 1372–1378, September 2019.

Rachel Brandstadter MD, Amit Bar-Or MD: Advances in the Treatment of Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorders. US Neurology 16(1): 38-42, July 2020.

Berger JR, Brandstadter R, Bar-Or A.: COVID-19 and MS disease-modifying therapies. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm 7: e761, May 2020.

Leavitt Victoria M, Brandstadter Rachel, Fabian Michelle, Katz Sand Ilana, Klineova Sylvia, Krieger Stephen, Lewis Christina, Lublin Fred, Miller Aaron, Pelle Gabrielle, Buyukturkoglu Korhan, De Jager Phillip L, Li Peipei, Riley Claire S, Tsapanou Angeliki, Sumowski James F: Dissociable cognitive patterns related to depression and anxiety in multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis (Houndmills, Basingstoke, England) Page: 1352458519860319, Jun 2019.

I B Katz Sand, Kathryn C Fitzgerald, Yian Gu, Rachel Brandstadter, Claire S Riley, Korhan Buyukturkoglu, Victoria M Leavitt, Stephen Krieger, Aaron Miller, Fred Lublin, Sylvia Klineova, Michelle Fabian, James F Sumowski: Dietary factors and MRI metrics in early Multiple Sclerosis. Mult Scler Relat Disord 53, Aug 2021.

James F Sumowski, Sam Horng, Rachel Brandstadter, Stephen Krieger, Victoria M Leavitt, Ilana Katz Sand, Michelle Fabian, Sylvia Klineova, Robin Graney, Claire S Riley, Fred D Lublin, Aaron E Miller, Andrew W Varga: Sleep disturbance and memory dysfunction in early multiple sclerosis. Ann Clin Transl Neurol 8(6): 1172-1182, June 2021.

Lisa Glukhovsky, Daniel Kurz, Rachel Brandstadter, Victoria M Leavitt, Stephen Krieger, Michelle Fabian, Ilana Katz Sand, Sylvia Klineova, Claire S Riley, Fred D Lublin, Aaron E Miller, James F Sumowski : Depression and cognitive function in early multiple sclerosis: Multitasking is more sensitive than traditional assessments. Mult Scler 27(9): 1276-1283, July 2021.

Joshua Sandry, Daniel V Simonet, Rachel Brandstadter, Stephen Krieger, Ilana Katz Sand, Robin A Graney, Alexandra V Buchanan, Sophia Lall, James F Sumowski: The Symbol Digit Modalities Test (SDMT) is sensitive but non-specific in MS: Lexical access speed, memory, and information processing speed independently contribute to SDMT performance. Mult Scler Relat Disord 51, June 2021.

Ntranos A, Ntranos V, Bonnefil V, Liu J, Kim-Schulze S, He Y, Zhu Y, Brandstader R, Watson CT, Sharp AJ, Katz Sand I, Casaccia P.: Fumarates target the metabolic-epigenetic interplay of brain-homing T cells in multiple sclerosis. Brain 142(3): 647-661, Mar 2019.

Katz Sand IB, Zhu Y, Ntranos A, Clemente J, Cekanaviciute E, Brandstadter R, Crabtree-Hartman E, Singh S, Bencosme Y, Debelius J, Knight R, Cree B, Baranzini S, Casaccia P.: Disease-modifying therapies alter gut microbial composition in multiple sclerosis. Neurology: Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation 2019 Jan; 6(1): e517 6(1): e517, Jan 2019.

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